CHRIST Lit Fest 2020
For the first time in its history, the various departments of the Arts and Humanities at CHRIST are joining forces to celebrate their shared affinity for all things literature, art and culture! The inaugural edition of Christ Lit Fest, to be held from 24 February to 3 March 2020, is set to create a platform for learning and engagement, creative innovation and cultural showcases – drawing people from all walks to the university. The fest is organised by the Departments of English, Media Studies, Performing Arts, Music and Theatre Studies, and Languages including Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, and French, and is supported by the Centre for Academic and Professional Supporrt, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Over the course of the fest, in the spirit of the great literature festivals that are renowned countrywide, the university will play host to artists of all kinds from writers to actors, as well as eminent scholars and speakers – allowing all to benefit from their experience and expertise in various fields.
The fest will involve panel discussions, exhibitions, lectures, screenings and so on, through which attendees will find themselves enriched through deep engagement with literature, art and culture. Moreover, the talent and training of the students of various departments will also be put on display, for the general public. In addition, students from across universities will be called to participate in a series of events, designed to put their creativity and talents to the test. Each of the organising departments operates with an approach that seeks to inculcate in their students a love for the greatest of humanity’s achievements – literature, art and culture, from within the country and far beyond. It is this approach that informs and shapes the vision of Christ Lit Fest.
Furthermore, each of the departments have been at the helm of some of the biggest and most exciting events at CHRIST – including Jabberwocky by the Department of English, Media Meet by the Department of Media Studies, the regular showcases held by the Department of Performing Arts, Music and Theatre Studies – and Bhasha Utsav and Ethnic Day, organised by the Department of Languages in a grand celebration of Indian culture. Furthermore, the Centre for Academic and Professional Support has long supported the university as a whole in the students’ academic and creative endeavours. There thus remains no doubt that the Christ Lit Fest, combining the strengths of everyone involved, will take the CHRIST tradition of great events forward.